OCs of 20 houses in Gurugram’s Suncity Township cancelled for violating building norms

GURUGRAM: The town and country planning department has cancelled occupation certificates (OC) of around 20 houses in the upscale Suncity Township, located on Golf Course Road, for violation of building norms.
The department has also asked MCG to snap water and sewer connections to these houses meant for the economically weaker section.
In a letter to MCG, the district town planner wrote, “You are requested to disconnect water and sewer connections to the properties mentioned whose occupation certificates have been cancelled by the DTCP.”
The action came after the department found that owners of these EWS houses violated original building plans approved by it, following a survey to spot unauthorised construction in Suncity earlier this month.
The survey was initiated after the local residents complained to CM window against illegal structures in the township.
The houses were supposed to be constructed on plots of 64 square yards but the property owners had taken up additional area, violating the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975, officials said.
Residents and RWA have, however, alleged there are more such houses in the society which are illegally constructed and action should be taken against their owners too.
“Illegal construction is rampant in the township. We had first informed the developer but as our complaints were not heard, we filed our objections at CM window three times. The government has finally taken action,” said VMK Singh, a resident.
Another resident, Ajay Kumar, said, “This is surprising that though the construction was illegal, however, it got approval from the planning department and these illegal flats also received occupation certificates. This clearly shows that the government department is working for the builder.”
Despite repeated attempts, the Suncity management could not be contacted.
Officials from the department of town and country planning, however, confirmed they found violations in building plans “as a result of which, the occupation certificates were cancelled”.
“We will conduct routine checks on these houses in future as well. We will also investigate how these houses got OC in the first place,” said an official.

Sources: realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com

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